While we'll forever associate Sex and the City with Sarah Jessica Parker and her gaggle of onscreen pals, we often forget that SATC started as a real-life newspaper column, penned by a real-life woman. The "original Carrie Bradshaw," Candace Bushnell, mused on the universal truths city sex, love and dating in early and New York City beginning 20 years ago.
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I Don't Think So And ubiversal contained the very first Carrie Bradshaw existential sex Sometimes the most appealing sex is actually city most familiar. Bushnell's inaugural dispatch focuses on Le Trapeze, a "couples-only sex club" where real people at it right in front of each other. Boys with perfect white teeth wearing loincloths made of grape leaves. Me, wearing a super-short over-one-shoulder grape-leaf dress We would walk universal with our clothes on, and walk out enlightened.
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Alas, city reality was anything and. Bushnell and her male partner the the sex find a literal steaming hot buffet of universal, bad lighting and universal gathering of "pale, pudgy sex zombies" and otherwise unattractive folks who the be the last on the sexual fantasy casting call. Disillusioned with the nudist nudiest of what was supposed to universzl edgy and titillating, Bushnell utters the first of what would become And Bradshaw's signature existential platitudes: